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Life at 8 Knots

Sail along Bonaire’s coast with Life at 8 Knots.



Sailing along the coastline of Bonaire on a beautiful private catamaran with your closest friends and family is an experience that you’ll never forget! With Life at 8 Knots, your private charter will be customized to your group’s wishes and tastes.

Choose from a selection of tours.

Life at 8 Knots offers a variety of packages that are private and can easily be tailored to your needs.


  • Half Day Trip – Spend a half day of fun in the sun, exploring the beautiful waters on Bonaire by a private yacht. The Half Day Trip includes 2 stops for snorkeling, welcome bites, snacks, a grilled meal, and drinks such as beer, rum, gin, soda, jucies and mixers. Are you interested in scuba diving? Make sure you inquire ahead of time about the option to dive.*
  • Full Day Trip – Spend a full day exploring the beautiful waters on Bonaire by a private yacht. The Full Day Trip Includes multiple stops for snorkeling, continental breakfast, lunch, and grilled meal for dinner. Additionally, there will be snacks available throughout the day as well as beer, rum, gin, sodas, juice and mixers. End the day with a spectacular sunset and our signature rum punch. Are you interested in scuba diving? Make sure you inquire ahead of time about the option to dive.*
  • Sunset Cruise – The best way to end a beautiful day on Bonaire is by enjoying the sunset as you sail along the coast. The sunset cruise begins with a welcome drink of Prosecco or a cocktail. As you sail along the coast, you will be able to unwind and enjoy the stunning scenery of Bonaire. Prior to the sunset, you will stop at a mooring to enjoy the water, tasty bites & our signature rum punch. Once you are ready, you will set sail again to enjoy the sunset views and then the bright stars.
  • Special Events – Celebrate a milestone with friends & family, or treat your employees to an exciting time on the water! Do you have an upcoming birthday, wedding, proposal, holiday party, or a work event? Let Life at 8 Knots help you plan the perfect day or night. Add on services are also available such as a Private Chef, Rum Tasting, Professional Photographer, or an obstacle course designed for team-building.

About SV Lost Cat Catamaran

The Lost Cat is a 43′ sailing catamaran and is the perfect mix of sport and comfort. It is a fast sailboat with beautiful lines and plenty of space for lounging. The 2 trampolines on the boat’s bow are a favorite area for guests to relax and soak up the sunshine. The back deck is spacious enough to hold up to 8 dive tanks and includes a fresh-water shower for rinsing off people and gear.

The cockpit is shaded and outfitted with brand-new cushions to ensure your comfort during meals. There is also a full kitchen, two fresh water showers, 2 guest cabins with queen beds, solar power, and wifi.

Meet Julia and James

Life at 8 Knots is owned and operated by a husband-wife team that has sailed thousands of nautical miles together. For 10+ years they have created charter experiences for guests. In 2021, they settled on Bonaire. They love to share their catamaran with visitors and locals alike, crafting unique experiences at sea.

​James is a USCG licensed Captain and certified PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer. He has trained divers for 20+ years and enjoys showing the ropes to aspiring sailors. He is also an amazing cook! Julia serves as the First Mate and Stewardess. She keeps the boat’s interior in tip-top shape and enjoys planning charters her guests will never forget!

James and Julia Cognito, owners of Life at 8 Knots

Contact Information

Life at 8 Knots
Harbour Village Marina
USA Phone: +1-817-793-6825
WhatsApp: +599-777-5433

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